John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Badass Lightning Girl Rides Again... Sorta

So for whatever reason, last night I got the sudden urge to pull out my LotRO runekeeper Lachwen, and see what I could make of her. She never got her skills fixed after the Rohan scramble, but I was never very skilled with the class to begin with, so I figured I didn't have much to lose.

Tonight, I decided I'd done enough work that I could splurge on a little recreation and fired her up. Having messed with her for a few hours, mostly running a Mirkwood skirmish and doing a little bit of questing in Dunland ("Oh GOD, Lachwen is still in Dunland! *cry*"), I have come to the conclusion that... I'm still not very skilled with the class. ¬.¬

Basically, Lachwen needs a tank to hide behind. When running solo, she can -sorta- mitigate that with stuns, but the RK doesn't have their tanky healing rock any more (RIP, "Obvious Distraction," I loved you and you served me well), so I'm not sure where that leaves her in solo play. Presumably the RK is still supposed to kite like crazy, which is actually my least-favorite aspect of the class. I can't even imagine what mounted combat for RKs is like.

I don't really want to re-roll a baby RK and start over. Lachwen is level 71, which means she's past all that grindy, grindy, boring stuff in Lone Lands/North Downs that I really never want to do again. But I kinda feel like I might have to if I really want to understand how the class works.

Enh. Maybe I can get jamesbarret to stand there and draw aggro for me and power-level Lachwen some while I get back in the swing of it. ;)

-The Gneech
Tags: lachwen, lotro
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